We have not had french toast in ages, so I was a little surprised when it was requested for breakfast this weekend Personally, I love anything with Maple Syrup (Log Cabin Syrup in a pinch) and bacon, so I was happy to get cooking and immediately got out the electric griddle. Luckily, we had all the ingredients on hand for simple, kid-friendly french toast. I like to use a Pyrex Pie Plate for the egg/ milk mixture because the shallow sided dish makes it very easy to coat the bread and move it to the griddle. I have a Mini Mesh Strainer that works beautifully for sprinkling the confectioners sugar and I have several mini-pitchers that I pour syrup into, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and place by each persons place setting. My kids think it is fun to pour their own syrup and it helps me when sharing does not seem to be working around our table. When everyone finished their breakfast, I enjoyed my coffee with the leftovers (…if only those calories did not count!)
Happy Long Weekend!
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 4 slices of bread
- butter/ margarine for griddle
- Confectioners Sugar (10x Powdered Sugar), sprinkled using mesh strainer
- Maple Syrup to taste
- Pre-heat non-stick electric griddle or griddle pan on high heat. In a pyrex pie dish combine the egg, milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon with a small whisk. Place one slice of bread into the mixture until coated and flip to coat the other side (do not leave the bread in the mixture too long, you do not want it to get soggy.) Put a small pat of butter or margarine on griddle, place bread coated in egg mixture on sizzling butter, flip the bread when the bottom side is browned. When the second side of bread is browned, remove from griddle, put on serving plate. Repeat with rest of bread. Serve two slices of bread per plate, sprinkle with confectioners sugar and a side of warmed syrup.
Note 2: For my son with Celiac, I either make his dish first, dipping his gluten-free bread into the egg mixture and then cook it on the clean griddle, or I make two batters and use two griddles. Just depends on how hungry he is and how many people are joining us for the meal.